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dc.contributor.authorNg, Thomas Wai Hung
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T01:11:17Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T01:11:17Z
dc.date.issued2006-08
dc.identifier.otherng_thomas_w_200608_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/ng_thomas_w_200608_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/23480
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation provides a re-conceptualization of the construct of psychological empowerment. This effort is motivated by the observation that the definition proposed by Thomas and Velthouse (1990), which is frequently used in the organizational behavior literature, has some conceptual shortcomings. Based on the research on the behavioral approach/inhibition theory of power, psychological empowerment is conceptualized as a psychological state in which individuals are aware that they have the freedom to take the responsibility for and to have influence over the ideas, decisions, actions, and standards of quality in undertaking their areas of job duties. Further, a measurement scale was developed for this new construct with data from two organizations. This measurement scale demonstrated acceptable psychometric properties. A theoretical model of psychological empowerment was also tested. Implications for theory development and practices are discussed.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectPsychological empowerment
dc.subjectconceptualization
dc.subjectscale development
dc.titleRe-conceptualization of psychological empowerment
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentManagement
dc.description.majorBusiness Administration
dc.description.advisorRobert J. Vandenberg
dc.description.committeeRobert J. Vandenberg
dc.description.committeeCharles E. Lance
dc.description.committeeDaniel C. Feldman
dc.description.committeeLillian T. Eby


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